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Old Feb 1, 2013, 03:06 PM   #126
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Hi Applejuiced (and anyone else who can offer a noob some basic advice!)

I'm still running iOS5.0.1 on my 4S which was JB'd with Absinthe/greenpois0n pretty much soon after it was announced.

Question 1:
Will there be direct 'upgrade' route to evasi0n/6.1 or.....will I have to un-JB my 5.0.1 [somehow] and then officially upgrade to 6.1 via Apple [OTA or iTunes] and THEN JB 6.1 with evasi0n?

What I think:
From reading around, my understanding is:
- Back everything up in iTunes
- Use AptBackup to backup Cydia tweaks/apps
- Install 6.0.1 via iTunes - this will replace my 5.0.1 JB with a fresh Apple 6.0.1

Question 2: then what!?
- I read that I should restore my iTunes backup. Will this not be compromised because I backed up a JB version of 5.0.1?

Finally...
- Jailbreak using Evasi0n

Question 3:
Will I lose anything in the process? SMS msgs? Configurations made in settings app?

Hope you can help - would appreciate some advice!

Thanks in advance!
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 03:13 PM   #127
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Hi Applejuiced (and anyone else who can offer a noob some basic advice!)

I'm still running iOS5.0.1 on my 4S which was JB'd with Absinthe/greenpois0n pretty much soon after it was announced.

Question 1:
Will there be direct 'upgrade' route to evasi0n/6.1 or.....will I have to un-JB my 5.0.1 [somehow] and then officially upgrade to 6.1 via Apple [OTA or iTunes] and THEN JB 6.1 with evasi0n?

What I think:
From reading around, my understanding is:
- Back everything up in iTunes
- Use AptBackup to backup Cydia tweaks/apps
- Install 6.0.1 via iTunes - this will replace my 5.0.1 JB with a fresh Apple 6.0.1

Question 2: then what!?
- I read that I should restore my iTunes backup. Will this not be compromised because I backed up a JB version of 5.0.1?

Finally...
- Jailbreak using Evasi0n

Question 3:
Will I lose anything in the process? SMS msgs? Configurations made in settings app?

Hope you can help - would appreciate some advice!

Thanks in advance!
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 03:25 PM   #128
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Hi Applejuiced (and anyone else who can offer a noob some basic advice!)

I'm still running iOS5.0.1 on my 4S which was JB'd with Absinthe/greenpois0n pretty much soon after it was announced.

Question 1:
Will there be direct 'upgrade' route to evasi0n/6.1 or.....will I have to un-JB my 5.0.1 [somehow] and then officially upgrade to 6.1 via Apple [OTA or iTunes] and THEN JB 6.1 with evasi0n?

What I think:
From reading around, my understanding is:
- Back everything up in iTunes
- Use AptBackup to backup Cydia tweaks/apps
- Install 6.0.1 via iTunes - this will replace my 5.0.1 JB with a fresh Apple 6.0.1

Question 2: then what!?
- I read that I should restore my iTunes backup. Will this not be compromised because I backed up a JB version of 5.0.1?

Finally...
- Jailbreak using Evasi0n

Question 3:
Will I lose anything in the process? SMS msgs? Configurations made in settings app?

Hope you can help - would appreciate some advice!

Thanks in advance!
There's never a direct way to upgrade a JB iphone and stay JB.
You always have to upgrade to the new stock firmware using itunes and then JB it again. Then install all your cydia stuff etc...
After you update to 6.1 using itunes you can restore from your backup, its ok.
I wouldnt use aptbackup or any batch installer yet. Most cydia packages will take time to be upgraded to work with 6.1 so if you install something that's not ready yet for the 6.1 you might get stuck at the apple logo.
So install stuff one by one or after you get confirmation by others that the particular package works or has been updated to work with the latest JB firmware.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 03:27 PM   #129
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Never seen that before.

I would turn on iCloud backup on your phone, back it up through there, then DFU restore it to 6.1. Then, restore to iCloud backup on the phone, and then if you prefer using iTunes backups, turn off iCloud backups and retry the iTunes backup and see what happens.
Thanks. I was hoping to figure out the issue before going this route.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 03:34 PM   #130
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Thanks. I was hoping to figure out the issue before going this route.
It's probably just safer this route, though I know frustrating.

I've never heard of it though.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 04:15 PM   #131
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new question

Why does the initial post say

•devices fresh from factory or refurb may fall in the “does not qualify” category (your results will vary)

does that mean I won't be able to do a fresh restore with itunes to 6.1 then jailbreak?

I was considering swapping my phone in today or tomorrow under the warranty.

Thanks!
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 04:25 PM   #132
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Why does the initial post say

•devices fresh from factory or refurb may fall in the “does not qualify” category (your results will vary)

does that mean I won't be able to do a fresh restore with itunes to 6.1 then jailbreak?

I was considering swapping my phone in today or tomorrow under the warranty.

Thanks!
Well you can't just swap unless you're within the return period, since there is nothing wrong with your phone.

That message is fine, it just means beware to people with factory refurbs. I've had refurbs and replacements and been fine.

Save your blobs locally as you would normally, pay no mind to that "error".
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 05:05 PM   #133
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The message refers to re-restoring or downgrading.
You can do that only if it was an itunes restore with blobs.

Refurbs might have been updated OTA, so results may vary on downgrading or re-restoring to 5.x

If you get a refurb first thing do is dfu-restore it in itunes, and after that save your blobs.

You can jailbreak when it's out
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 05:06 PM   #134
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There's never a direct way to upgrade a JB iphone and stay JB.
You always have to upgrade to the new stock firmware using itunes and then JB it again. Then install all your cydia stuff etc...
After you update to 6.1 using itunes you can restore from your backup, its ok.
I wouldnt use aptbackup or any batch installer yet. Most cydia packages will take time to be upgraded to work with 6.1 so if you install something that's not ready yet for the 6.1 you might get stuck at the apple logo.
So install stuff one by one or after you get confirmation by others that the particular package works or has been updated to work with the latest JB firmware.
Thanks very much Applejuiced - appreciate you taking time to respond.

I was really unsure as to whether a backed up jailbroken 5.0.1 can be 'restored' to a fresh/stock 6.0.1 - so you've allied my fears by confirming this is fine.

Great point regarding not using a batch installer, I had not considered some packages won't be 6.x compatible just yet. Thanks for pointing it out!!
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 08:02 PM   #135
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I saved my SHSH BLOBS for ipod touch using tinyumbrella. I saw my SHSH blobs saved in my files named as "ipod5,1-6,1.shsh" So i am done for this ?
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 08:35 PM   #136
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Why do we need to restore? I just plugged my iPad in, it said 6.1 update was available so I clicked download and update.
Anything else I need to do? I just want my iPad as it is, jailbroken. I won't update if any new updates come out
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 08:48 PM   #137
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Why do we need to restore? I just plugged my iPad in, it said 6.1 update was available so I clicked download and update.
Anything else I need to do? I just want my iPad as it is, jailbroken. I won't update if any new updates come out
If you did it with iTunes you're ok.
Just don't update OTA from within the phones settings/general/software update section.
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 01:05 PM   #138
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I did an OTA update. Do I just restore via iTunes then update again?
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 01:08 PM   #139
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You do a firmware restore in itunes

after that resore your regular content backup. Don't use OTA
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 01:11 PM   #140
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So a firmware restore just hit restore. Then I can do my latest backup from iCloud?
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 01:15 PM   #141
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So a firmware restore just hit restore. Then I can do my latest backup from iCloud?
yes, afterwards save your SHSH's that's the only thing the itunes restore isnecessary for, you can jailbreak the OTA version as well.
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 01:16 PM   #142
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:15 AM   #143
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I'm assuming you've modified your host file before. Edit your host file by putting a # in front of the 74.208.10.249 line. The host file should be located in your etc folder. After that, save it and try your restore again.
hi sorry to bother.

dunno why i can't update my os using itunes, keep getting this


even tried restoring but to no avail.
u have mentioned abt editing the host file and the problem should be resolved.

do u mind guiding me how should i go abt as i'm really noob when it comes to this.

thanks in advance.
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